Babergh District Council - What have we done for you, 2019 - 2022 report

What have we done for you 2022 9 We’ve been there for families In summer 2022 alone, children were booked onto nearly 2,000 activity sessions as part of the council’s Holiday Activity Fund programme. These inclusive, friendly sessions help children feel safe, relaxed and able to be themselves. They have proved successful for several years, including this Family Fun Day in Sudbury in summer 2021, where activities included archery, rock climbing, bread making, skateboarding and face painting. Dozens of youngsters were provided with lunch, too. One parent said: “It was so well organised. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, including the ice-cream man who made me feel okay to be handing over a voucher when others had to pay - he wasn’t judgemental at all. The food inside our packed lunches was more than expected so we enjoyed a filling healthy lunch with some nice treats too.” 2021-22 in numbers 124 families attended park cooking sessions 186 children attended the ‘Adventure Days’ programme 105 people attended ‘Our Parks’ programme 289 children attended free swimming sessions